Membership of 21 AAP MLAs may be cancelled - Know why

The membership of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs may be cancelled! 

Last Updated: May 09, 2016, 11:15 AM IST
Membership of 21 AAP MLAs may be cancelled - Know why

New Delhi: The membership of 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs may be cancelled! 

In March 2015, Delhi government had given secretary level posts to 21 AAP MLAs, over which one Prashant Patel had filed a petition before President Pranab Mukherjee seeking membership cancellation of these 21 AAP MLAs. The petition alleged that the said MLAs occupied offices of profit in violation of the Constitution of India. 

The President had forwarded the petition to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

The ECI had then issued a show-cause notice to 21 AAP legislators who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Delhi government last year.

However, AAP MLAs have said that as Parliamentary Secretaries, they are not taking any salary or allowance at all, according to a report in Khabrein24.

The AAP MLAs have to file reply before ECI till May 10.